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ROAD SAFETY AND TEN-T CONNECTIVITY RUSE-GIURGIU (ROBG-418) Investing in Road Safety and Improving the Connectivity of Ruse Municipality and Giurgiu County to TEN-T Transport Network

 

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the sustainable and safe mobility of people and goods in the CBC area by applying coordinated cross-border actions for the improvement and maintenance of the road infrastructure connected to the TEN-T network and using joint mechanisms for planning and common actions in the field traffic safety and security.

What’s the budget?

6,326,447.21 euro, out of which 5,377,480.12 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 130,000 euro for LB and 30,000 euro for B2.

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Ruse Municipality

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit – Giurgiu Town

When is it happening?

Start date: 15.08.2018

End date: 14.08.2021

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Giurgiu (Romania)

Ruse (Bulgaria)

How is it going to happen?

Reconstruction and modernization of 3.1 km of road covering the key for the City of Ruse Blvd. "Treti Mart" and the connected to it Bridge "Sarayski

Delivery of equipment for cross-border traffic monitoring and road security in Giurgiu County

Development of a Joint Traffic Security Strategy for Ruse-Giurgiu CBC Region

Conducting joint awareness campaigns for traffic security education of the population in partnership with relevant stakeholder institutions on both sides of the border.

What will be the results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs: 3.1 km of reconstructed or upgraded roads

3 joint mechanisms to facilitate the connection of secondary/tertiary nodes to TEN-T infrastructure (e.g. route guidance, incidents/emergencies detection and management, studies on traffic flows, feasibility studies addressing cross-border

Programme results: 210,000 Cross border population served by modernized infrastructure leading to TEN-T.

Project status (reflected in progress reports)

The project is under implementation and important steps have been done for the main activities of the project, such as:

An initial joint kick-off press conference in Ruse was carried out on 9 October 2018 and local kick-off press conference in Giurgiu, on 13 December 2018.

Under Activity T1 “Implementation of joint mechanisms”, both project beneficiaries have already signed contracts: LB – Ruse Municipality for “Carrying out joint awareness campaigns for traffic security education of the population in partnership with relevant stakeholder institutions on both sides of the border”, which was performed in the period March-September 2020 and B2 – Giurgiu County Council contracts for Purchasing of Road Maintenance equipment for the Giurgiu County Road Department. From total six Lots of the procedure, namely Lot 1 – Autogreder, Lot 2 – Asphalt finisher, Lot 3 - Articulated Tandem Vibrating Roller, Lot 4 - Asphalt cutter, Lot 5 - Pillars Beating Installation For Vehicle Parapet and Lot 6 - 8x4 Dump Truck With Snow Removal Equipment, contracts for Lots 2,3,5 and 6 are already signed and the major part of respective equipment is delivered at B2` premises.

On behalf of the LB – Ruse Municipality, the public procurement procedure for elaboration of technical design, exercising author supervision and infrastructure and work” related to the “Reconstruction and modernization of 3.1 km of road covering the key for the City of Ruse Blvd. "Treti Mart" and the connected to it Bridge "Sarayski” was relaunched and finalized with signed execution contract. The Start Order for elaboration of the Technical Project was issued. Following the elaboration of the Technical Project, the Chief Architect of Ruse Municipality approved the investment design for Stages I - “Treti mart” blvd. from the road junction “Saraya” (km 0 + 341.58) to the intersection with “Kapitan Raycho Nikolov” str. (km 1+551.88)” and Stage II “Treti mart” blvd. from the intersection with “Kapitan Raycho Nikolov” (km 1+551.88) to the connections with road РП I-5 “Ruse - V. Tarnovo”, which allowed the start of execution of the construction of these stages. For Stage III - the bridge facility at road junction “Saraya”, including the road connections to the junction, Ruse Municipality is still waiting for the necessary approval from the State enterprise “National Railway Infrastructure Company” (NRIC) and the Basin Directorate for Water Management in Danube Region. The technological sequence of the types of construction and installation works of the site allow the execution of the construction for Stages I and II, separately and independently of the activities related to the repair and reinforcement of the bridge at road junction “Saraya”, representing Stage III of the building permit. Following the abovementioned, the construction works part from Stage 1 and Stage 2 are ongoing since the beginning of June 2020.

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